Uriel de Amorim Nascimento, Karin Berria Tomazelli, Liliane Janete Grando and Sarah Freygang Mendes Pilati
Correspondence Address :
Pilati, University of Vale do Itajai,
Uruguai St., 458 Centro,
Itajai – SC, Brazil
Received on: March 18, 2022, Accepted on: April 05, 2022, Published on: April 08, 2022
Citation: Uriel de Amorim Nascimento, Karin Berria Tomazelli, Liliane Janete Grando, Sarah Freygang Mendes Pilati (2022). Evaluation of Analgesic Effect of Laser Therapy in Patients with Oral Ulcers with Inflammatory Origin and Knowledge of Patients about their Lesions
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The purpose of this study was to evaluate the immediate analgesic effect of low-level laser therapy applied on ulcerated oral lesions with an inflammatory origin. Also, it was to evaluate the knowledge of patients about the appearance of these oral lesions and their treatment.
The trial was composed of 48 patients who presented ulcerated and painful oral lesions, with an inflammatory character. Visual Pain Scale (VAS) was used immediately before and after biostimulation with laser therapy, in order to evaluate the pain reduction on the lesions with the application of this technique. The participants also answered a questionnaire about sociodemographic characteristics and knowledge about the lesion.
Based on the data obtained with visual pain scale application, 85.41% of the patients reported moderate to high levels of pain (6 to 10 on the VAS scale) before the laser therapy session, and right after this percentage dropped to 3.4%. Reduced results in laser efficiency were also observed in smoking patients. Related to the patient’s knowledge only 25% of them were aware of laser therapy treatment.
Laser therapy proved to be an important tool in pain relief of the studied lesions contributing to the improvement in the quality of life of patients.
Keywords: Pain relief, Laser therapy, Oral ulcers